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calculating square footage


LawnSite Member
Ontario, Canada
This will probably seem like a dumb question to a lot of you, but when you're taking the square footage of a yard do you just take the total lot size, or do you subrtract the space that the house and gardens occupy? Everyone talks about a 1/4 acre lot being pretty average, but in my experience once the size of the house/pool/gardens etc is subtracted out, very few lots have a 1/4 acre of grass.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Measure length X width on front, sides and back yard. May take alittle more time. But its more accurate.